Foreign exchange (fx)
FX-linked products are on the rise as yield hungry investors look to one of the few underlyings that has been feasible to structure into short term capital protected notes in recent times while hedging...
While correlations between most asset classes are back to normal, the dislocation in the correlation between credit default swap spreads and foreign exchange rates remains high. Crédit Agricole’s Rahul...
ETF Securities (ETFS) is expanding its European trading platform with the addition of 10 euro-based currency exchange-traded commodities (ETCs), listed on the Deutsche Börse as part of an expansion into...
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CIBC announced the hires of Chris Eagle, Peter Snasdell and Helen Thomas to the foreign exchange business last Friday (February 12), in an internal memo. Eagle and Snasdell join as executive directors, on March 1 and late March, respectively. Both report...
Power-reverse dual-currency notes proved a bonanza for dealers when markets were tame, but risk-managing the product has become a drain on resources and cash in recent years. As a result, some firms have decided to exit the market. Mark Pengelly investigates...
High volatility in foreign exchange markets over the past year has forced many corporates to reassess their hedge books. A number of banks have increased their advisory services to help companies conduct an in-depth analysis of their exposures as a result....
Algorithmic trading was once the preserve of the equity market, but is winding its way into foreign exchange trading. However, some question whether these services can be properly provided by dealers acting as principal. By John Ferry
Thailand's central bank is seeking to improve hedging flexibility for importers and exporters, while also relaxing overseas investment rules in a bid to stabilise the Thai baht. The move comes after the baht hit its strongest level since mid-2008, slipping...
The decision by the US House of Representatives in December to exempt foreign exchange swaps and forwards from mandatory clearing requirements seems sensible, says Judd Gregg, a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban affairs. In...
Wells Fargo has launched the latest in its series of certificates of deposit (CDs) linked to emerging markets currencies following rising demand for the products on the back of uncertainty surrounding the US dollar. Foreign-exchange-linked CDs that...
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